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‘It’s the new normal’: in Kyiv’s newest book store, readers fear how Ukraine’s story will end | Ukraine

‘It’s the new normal’: in Kyiv’s newest book store, readers fear how Ukraine’s story will end | Ukraine

There is a coffee bar, a space for ­literary events and thousands of books displayed on the ground floor and in the large brick-lined basement. Signs point customers to sections: novels, history, fan fiction and foreign literature. Welcome to Sens, Ukraine’s biggest bookshop in the heart of Kyiv. With unlikely timing, it opened its doors last week, two years after Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion. Putin had planned a triumphal military parade down Khreshchatyk, the capital’s main boulevard where Sens is found, next to the office of mayor Vitali Klitschko. The plan failed. In 2022, Ukraine surprised the world by stopping Russia’s onslaught. Its armed forces evicted the Russians from the Kyiv region. That autumn they recaptured the southern city of Kherson on the Dnipro river and Kharkiv oblast in the north-east. Ukraine’s euphoria didn’t last. A counter-offensive last summer was unable to break through entrenched Russian positions. Then in autumn enemy troops regained the ­initiative. In recent months they have been creeping forward. A week ago, Russian units captured the shattered salient city of Avdiivka, …

Apple’s newest 15-inch MacBook Air is 0 off at Best Buy—but not for long

Apple’s newest 15-inch MacBook Air is $300 off at Best Buy—but not for long

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Apple doesn’t discount hardware on its own site, but that hasn’t stopped Best Buy from running a big sale on the latest 15-inch MacBook Air. The light laptop runs on Apple’s M2 chip, which means it’s powerful enough to handle 4K video edition, 24-track audio editing, high-resolution photo editing, and even gaming when MacOS ports of games are released. The base model that’s on sale is also equipped with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD, and a 1080p webcam. Apple M2 15-inch MacBook Air $999 (Was $1,299) The 15-inch MacBook Air’s biggest assets are its large screen (previously the largest-sized MacBook Air had a 13-inch display) and ultra-thin frame. It’s just .44-inches thick when closed, which means the laptop is incredibly easy to stash into a backpack between classes, during a daily commute, or when traveling. This machine also weighs 3.3 pounds, which is very light for a laptop of this size. The 15-inch MacBook Air …

Alexei Navalny’s widow Yulia is now Russia’s newest opposition leader

Alexei Navalny’s widow Yulia is now Russia’s newest opposition leader

LONDON (AP) — Yulia Navalnaya used to avoid the cameras, staying in the background while her husband rose to become Russia’s most prominent opposition figure and President Vladimir Putin’s greatest foe. But following the death in prison last week of Alexei Navalny, she stepped onto a stage normally reserved for senior politicians in Munich and vowed that Putin and his allies would be brought to justice over the death. Later she solemnly vowed: “I will continue the work of Alexei Navalny.” It was an ambitious statement from a woman who once said in an interview with the Russian edition of Harper’s Bazaar that her “key task” was caring for the couple’s children and home. Navalnaya’s new job will be leading the Russian opposition through one of the darkest and most turbulent times in its history. The opposition is fractured, and Navalny’s death dealt it a serious blow. The question now is whether Navalnaya can rally her husband’s troops and work with other opposition groups to mount any kind of successful challenge to Putin, who is …

Nomad’s newest iPhone accessory will make you want to ditch your case

Nomad’s newest iPhone accessory will make you want to ditch your case

Max Buondonno/ZDNET One of the easiest ways to customize your smartphone is by outfitting it with a high quality skin. If you’re unfamiliar, smartphone skins are basically premium stickers that give your phone a distinctive look, allowing you to give your device a different color, pattern, or material like leather.  In fact, leather skins are one of the most popular options on the market given their unique look and feel in the hand. But if you want one, you have to commit to putting a sticker on your phone and not feel tempted to peel it off which… yeah, I’m definitely guilty of that. Also: My favorite Apple Watch Ultra accessory is back in stock, and it’s not made by Apple That’s where Nomad comes in. The company has been making premium leather accessories for Apple devices for years, and now, it has announced a new Magnetic Leather Back for the iPhone 15 Pro that solves the issue of leather skins by letting you take it off whenever you want. Here’s how it works. The …

Nikki Haley’s newest TV ad takes aim at Trump in South Carolina

Nikki Haley’s newest TV ad takes aim at Trump in South Carolina

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s campaign is out with a new ad airing in South Carolina TV markets starting Tuesday.  The 30-second spot, titled “Blessed” and shared first with NBC News, takes direct aim at former President Donald Trump.  A narrator states “chaos follows” Trump, echoing a line frequently used by Haley on the campaign trail. “Chaos follows him,” Haley said at a town hall Monday in Aiken, S.C. “And we can’t be a country in disarray in a world on fire and go through four more years of chaos. We won’t survive it.” The new TV ad also takes aim at the former president’s age, stating “he’s getting older.” Haley at recent town hall events mentions America needs a “new generational leader” rather than “two 80-year-olds running for President.” The spot then pivots to highlight Haley’s record, stating she “took on the establishment in Columbia,” referring to her time as South Carolina governor, and “took on the world’s dictators” while at the U.N. “It’s no secret that Donald Trump is not the same candidate …

Galaxy S24 problems pile up: 4 issues plaguing Samsung’s newest smartphone

Galaxy S24 problems pile up: 4 issues plaguing Samsung’s newest smartphone

Here we go again. Galaxy S24 early adopters are reporting bugs and other problems that they’ve been experiencing with their device since it launched just a few weeks ago. Much like the various issues that iPhone 15 and Pixel 8 early adopters experienced when those phones debuted last year, the reported problems with Samsung’s latest line of smartphones are starting to pile up. From display problems to wonky camera issues, Galaxy S24 owners are learning the hard way that there is a price to being the first to buy a new gadget. Of course, there will likely be some fixes from Samsung coming out in the near future, like Apple and Google rolled out for their respective devices.  But, for now, here’s a rundown of what Mashable has been seeing when it comes to Samsung S24 issues. Vivid display mode issue One of the big selling points for the Samsung Galaxy S24 is the display. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the biggest problems facing the device, according to some users. Across social media, Galaxy S24 …

The US Right’s Newest Conspiracy Is The Super Bowl-Taylor Swift-Joe Biden ‘Psyop’

The US Right’s Newest Conspiracy Is The Super Bowl-Taylor Swift-Joe Biden ‘Psyop’

It’s a conspiracy involving the deepest of deep states: The world’s most popular entertainer, America’s most popular sporting event and the president of the United States. Its goal, according to theories circulating in the outskirts of MAGA world, is to covertly compel fans to throw the 2024 election to the Democrats. Right-wing speculation reached a fever pitch this week around pop mega-star Taylor Swift and boyfriend Travis Kelce after Kelce’s team, the Kansas City Chiefs, qualified for Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, a victory the two celebrated with much-photographed postgame smooch. A day later, The New York Times ran a piece noting President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign is hoping for Swift’s endorsement. Those two seemingly unrelated events — and the possibility that Swift would use her massive star power and huge online reach to help Biden beat Donald Trump — are driving right-wing media into a meltdown. And that one of the country’s biggest celebrities will use her fanbase to help Biden is already being treated as inevitable by some of the right’s biggest influencers. …

Google’s newest color for the Pixel 8 series surprised me in the best way

Google’s newest color for the Pixel 8 series surprised me in the best way

Max Buondonno/ZDNET The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are two of the best Android smartphones you can buy. With a plethora of intelligent features powered by AI, some of the best cameras on the market, beautiful designs, fast performance, and all-day battery life, it’s hard to find fault with either of these devices, even as we creep into 2024 with so many new handsets on the horizon. Also: Why Google’s cheaper Pixel 8 is the real star of its Android phone lineup But here’s an interesting question: What if you don’t like the existing colors? Maybe the Hazel, Obsidian, and Rose of the Pixel 8 don’t suit you, or the Bay, Obsidian, and Porcelain of the 8 Pro are simply unappealing. Maybe what you’re looking for is something new, something fresh, something… minty. At the expense of making this article sound like an old-school television commercial, that’s just what you’re getting here! Google has announced a new Mint colorway for the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, I’ve been checking one out on the down …

Apple Takes a Humble Approach to Launching Its Newest Device

Apple Takes a Humble Approach to Launching Its Newest Device

When Apple released the Apple Watch in 2015, it was business as usual for a company whose iPhone updates had become cultural touchstones. Before the watch went on sale, Apple gave early versions of it to celebrities like Beyoncé, featured it in fashion publications like Vogue and streamed a splashy event on the internet trumpeting its features. But as Apple prepares to sell its next generation of wearable computing, the Vision Pro augmented reality device, it is marching far more quietly into the consumer marketplace. The company said in a news release this month that sales of the device would begin Friday. There won’t be a big product event, though Apple has created a catchy commercial about the device and offered individual demonstrations of it to tech reviewers. And in a departure for the secretive company, the Vision Pro has been tested with more developers than past Apple products were to see what they like and don’t like about it. The toning down of marketing tactics speaks to the challenges facing Apple, a company that …

Volkswagen’s newest vehicles to feature ChatGPT for enhanced communication

Volkswagen’s newest vehicles to feature ChatGPT for enhanced communication

[Jan. 19, 2024: JD Shavit, The Brighter Side of News] This announcement marks VW as a frontrunner among automakers embracing the potential of generative artificial intelligence (AI) for in-car experiences. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) In a move that solidifies its commitment to innovative technology, Volkswagen (VW) recently revealed plans to incorporate OpenAI’s ChatGPT into its vehicles, scheduled to roll out in the second quarter of 2024. This announcement marks VW as a frontrunner among automakers embracing the potential of generative artificial intelligence (AI) for in-car experiences. The implementation of ChatGPT is not limited to a specific model; instead, it will be available across VW’s extensive lineup, spanning models such as the Tiguan, Passat, and Golf, as well as the automaker’s ID family of electric vehicles. The feature will initially launch in Europe, with the possibility of expanding to the United States, pending finalization of plans. VW’s primary objective with ChatGPT is to enhance its existing in-car voice assistant, known as IDA, enabling more natural and seamless communication between drivers and their vehicles. With this super-powered voice …